Question Time in federal parliament

The federal opposition has criticised Scott Morrison and his government on the economy

WHAT WE LEARNED

* Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he remains 'open' to a royal commission into veteran suicide.

WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANTED TO SPIN

* The Australian people know they can trust the coalition with money.

WHAT LABOR WANTED TO TALK ABOUT

* What will it take to shake the government out of its complacency on the economy.

WHAT THEY SAID

"Why does the Treasurer pretend the economy is delivering for working people when plainly it isn't?" - Labor frontbencher Brendan O'Connor.

"We are continuing to cut taxes, invest in infrastructure, cut regulation designed to boost the Australian economy, and to create more jobs." - Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.

"Can the prime minister confirm that he has misled this parliament on every one of the past four sitting days? Why does the prime minister have a problem with the truth?" - Labor leader Anthony Albanese.

"He comes into this place with his tricky little stunts and his clever little lines, treating this parliament like some sort of second-rate high school debating chamber." - Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

"He is the minister for everything." - Speaker Tony Smith on the prime minister's role.

"QC doesn't stand for quality control." - Attorney-General Christian Porter to his Labor shadow Mark Dreyfus.